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BOOK RECOMMENDATION | Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey, Margriet Ruurs & Nizar Al Badr

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONWho wants to leave home, where they were born and raised? But if the war knocks at your door, sometimes there's no other way, Inspried by the powerfull images created with pebbles by Syrian artist Nizar Al Badr, Margriet Ruurs describes a migration journey through little Rama's words. This story, which leads to hope, call us to peace, understanding and cooperation.

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION | Zuhre Ninem, Kemal Bilbasar

BOOK RECOMMENDATION"Zühre Ninem" describes the Rumelians whose lives were destroyed in a turbulent period that began with the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, which was called "The Great Defeat", which lasted with the Balkan and First World Wars and ended with the Independence War. The Great Defeat drags Zühre Nine from Vratsa, where she was born, to Köprülü. It continues from place to place in the Ottoman geography, which is shrinking with the ongoing wars, to the interior of Anatolia.*Our assoc

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION | The Shepherds of Kenan, Halide Edip Adivar

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONHalide Edib, who personally experienced the destructive effect of wars in shaping the soul and body, closely experienced the two sides of people, both material and spiritual, in the war environment. During her voluntary exile, which she preferred during her maturity years, she also saw and compared east and west with her travels in America and India. Brought together the writers and personalities she was influenced by, she had wanted to reveal the true face of people hidden be

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MOVIE RECOMMENDATION | Never Leave Me, Aida Begic (2017)

MOVIE RECOMMENDATION Never leave me is about the story of three friends who dream of leaving the orphanage where they are staying and starting a new life. As a young child, Isa's life is far from the comforts of playing with toys and learning to read. The little boy is going through a very stressful period. His mother's death has shaken him, but the difficulties are not limited to this. The ties of these three young children, who have lost everything, to each other will change their lives and g

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION | The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald (7.7/10)

BOOK RECOMMENDATION Based on true stories, W.G. Sebald depicts a different European history than we know, from the beginning of the century to the present, with human relations in its focus. Dramatic stories of families belonging to the middle class, caught in the middle of two great wars, migrating from Germany and Eastern Europe to Britain and the New World. *Our association does not support all of the opinions in the books we recommend.

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MOVIE RECOMMENDATION | For Sama, Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts (2019)

MOVIE RECOMMENDATION In the documentary film named “For Sama”, Waad Al-Kateab, one of the witnesses of the Syrian Civil War, presents an uncensored documentary that she created from real shots by recording with her own camera what happened under siege, how the war victims come face to face with death every day and how they are used to it. *Our association does not support all of the opinions in the films we recommend.

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION | Sea Prayer, Khaled Hosseini (7.6/10)

BOOK RECOMMENDATION Hosseini's book named Sea Prayer, inspired by the story of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in September 2015 while trying to reach a safety place in Europe and whose dead body washed ashore, provides an extremely striking look at the refugee problem. *Our association does not support all of the opinions in the books we recommend.

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